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    Default Found an LDS Cannery in Ontario

    I've been googling like a crazy lady to find an LDS Cannery and had finally decided they did not exist in Ontario. Finally a nice man on another forum sent me this info.

    Daisy! There is an LDS Home Storage Center in Ontario…85 Queens Plate Drive
    Etobicoke, ON phone 416-741-3253 Bob in Texas


    I'm just posting for other Canadians that might be looking - it was the darnedest thing to find! I can't wait to check out the great deals!

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    uh, don't mention great deals when you contact them. you say you are interested in food storage. it's not a store. it's a factory and you have to do all the labor.

    also, it's rather expensive.
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    I would love to be able to go to a cannery, but here they are not open to the public and I don't know anyone personally who goes. Most things I can find through a few online sources. I don't know how the price compares. The one thing I am most interested in is the non-instant milk. It is all instant everywhere else or is non-dairy.

    I can buy small and I mean small bags from the health food store, but was interested in larger quantities.

    I follow a young LDS woman's blog Everydayfoodstorage.net and have seen the huge bags of the non-instant milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladykemma2 View Post
    uh, don't mention great deals when you contact them. you say you are interested in food storage. it's not a store.

    also, it's rather expensive.
    Found the same thing, though I am not LDS lady, they were kind enough to let me can some things in the one near me. But overall I got much better prices buying in bulk at my co-op.
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    here is the price list. have to order several months in advance through your local church and you have to go on the set date.

    Home Storage Center Order Form
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    Thank you, Kemma! Now, could you explain exactly what the cannery is? I thought you could purchase goods and preserve them there using borrowed equipment. Is that correct? I was also hoping to be able to acquire some things I have not been able to find elsewhere like Mylar bags, food safe buckets and dry milk, as well as learn a bit about how to use them.

    Thanks for the order form - I am so excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisygirl View Post
    Thank you, Kemma! Now, could you explain exactly what the cannery is? I thought you could purchase goods and preserve them there using borrowed equipment. Is that correct? I was also hoping to be able to acquire some things I have not been able to find elsewhere like Mylar bags, food safe buckets and dry milk, as well as learn a bit about how to use them.

    Thanks for the order form - I am so excited!
    yes, you are correct! i was worried you thought you could just go in and buy stuff. no, the reality is you work there for a whole day including cleanup. mopping the factory floor and all that.

    the mylar bags suck...
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    I go to our local one quite often. For our area the price is good when buying in bulk from the LDS cannery. I go to the dry pack one locally and the wet pack when a group of friends is going. We get terrific deals. And we like borrowing the equipment too and having a dry pack party here at my house whe we find good deals on other items too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisygirl View Post
    Thank you, Kemma! Now, could you explain exactly what the cannery is? I thought you could purchase goods and preserve them there using borrowed equipment. Is that correct? I was also hoping to be able to acquire some things I have not been able to find elsewhere like Mylar bags, food safe buckets and dry milk, as well as learn a bit about how to use them.

    Thanks for the order form - I am so excited!
    Just an FYI, canneries do not offer food safe buckets.

    I recommend calling the cannery number for your local cannery. Some canneries are not open to the public.

    Also, if you have some LDS friends, find out of their stake/ward does food storage orders and canning days. Then you might be able to package your items there.

    You can buy the mylar pouches here: Dry-Pack Pouches - LDS Online Store If you have a food saver or a seal-a-meal that is wide enough, you can seal your pouches with that. Also, if you look on youtube you can find videos of how to seal your pouches with an iron. That said, it's much quicker and easier to use the mylar sealer from the cannery.

    A note about mylar pouches, I think they are great for most things. For dry milk, hot cocoa, and/or flour, I recommend #10 cans.
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